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SoCo District

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Fun to explore

Fun to walk around and find those hidden treasures. Loved to explore and find new places and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Strasburg, Virginia
Food and Shops

A great place to go enjoy shops and food. There were some local markets and everything from ice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
naomi h
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“people watching”(64 reviews)
“quirky shops”(21 reviews)
Trendy Austin area south of Congress Avenue.
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-445-6308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to walk around and find those hidden treasures. Loved to explore and find new places and experiences.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to go enjoy shops and food. There were some local markets and everything from ice cream and sushi to burgers and BBQ. A lot of fun!

Thank naomi h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered around the area solo, and it was great. Some of the shops close earlier than others, so check the hours. Funky spot in Austin!

Thank BBMT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to wander in and out of the little shops. A lot of the restaurants smelled delicious from the outside. Good way to spend an afternoon.

Thank TravelLover985
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We came home with a pair of gorgeous boots and will be back when we return to Austin! We also went to a small restaurant and had a quick nosh of a chilled artichoke which was great as well as a new cider that had...More

Thank Nance T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nobody I've ever sent there didn't come back smiling. Lots of terrific restaurants. I mean excellent. Best burgers in Austin to be had there. And unique store-windows, for Texas shopping.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Once upon a time, SoCo was a quirky and interesting place to shop, eat, and people-watch. Now, it’s crowded—tons of tourists doing their best to “keep Austin weird” even though it has t really been weird for a long time. Speaking of a long time—...More

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

SoCo was very eclectic but not what we expected. The shops were funky and the restaurants were good but it would not be my first pick for a destination to walk about if I only had one day in Austin.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Having lived in Austin for years I probably am not the best to write a review of South Congress. Austin was once a great small city. Now it caters to tourists blowing in for a weekend or a festival to take Instagram pics. South Congress...More

2  Thank Maytorena
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

South Congress is the best street to walk in Austin! There are restaurants, pub, live music, street performers, food trucks, and shopping. Botticelli’s is one of the best Italian restaurants. Guerro’s is a fun TexMex place. If you want to skip a restaurant, there are...More

Thank DeAnna S
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9 November 2016|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
Google UT buses to SoCo and you will see what is available. It will depend on if classes are in session. The buses will give you pick up spots and drop off places. The time to arrive can be anytime over 40 minutes to 50... More
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19 December 2015|
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Response from Tracey F | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very hard to find. You may have to park down the street and walk. If you are staying downtown, take a cab (I believe Uber is being discontinued in Austin). Getting there early in the day is better for parking... More